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as we're expecting some strong to severe storms to move in by mid the late afternoon. 72 light now with the cloudy skies and 79 by noon. the mid and later parts of the afternoon, the evening that's when we'll have the thunderstorms around. you see a few showers this morning that are coming up into the area from southern virginia. lots of showers and storms from the carolinas and georgia all the way up through michigan and that area is moving east slowly and when we heat up our atmosphere with the daytime heating we're going to increase the threat for severe weather later on. along i-66 and south but in southern maryland a few heavy downpours here. east of la plata. not too far from benedict and huesville into baden and southeastern prince george's county, northern st. mary's going to calvert as well. you've got some rain headed your way and the morning temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. now monika now at 6:00 a.m. with the timesaver traffic. as howard's been saying with the severe weather coming in i think it might be a good
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idea to head out to work early and head home early as well. and avoid what that could do to the roadways this afternoon. in the meantime right now, the beltway looks great and coming in from the west no issues to report on the airport on the toll road or manassas. you have the delay right now route 50 to 123 and inside the beltway right now live to the roosevelt bridge. very quiet into the downtown area but downtown on connecticut avenue right at dupont circle there was a break from yesterday still affecting the roadway. connecticut avenue n street as well around the circle. back to the maps this time from the north, no problems to report on 270 out of frederick. i-70 as well a big of slow traffic right here as you head in toward urbanna and a live look outside. here's what it looks like on the beltway in silver spring on the outer loop no delays. coming up in my next report, we'll go to the south side of town at 6:12. back to you. thanks monika. just a horrible start to the summer in one prince george's county neighborhood.
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five children who were playing in the driveway hit by an suv. in what appears to be a terrible accident. >> all are hospitalized this morning. this accident happened last night along hannon street near drexel street in the lewis dale neighborhood. delia goncalves is live at the children's medical center. what's the latest? >> reporter: good morning andrea. u know we know the five children are still here at the hospital suffering from injuries that range from serious to critical at this point and doctors are certainly taking a very close look and keeping an eye on the children. cell phone video taken at the scene thoughs emts working on the victims shortly after this crash happened. the pois and girls range in age if -- boys and girls range in age from 11 to just 1.35 years old. the woman behind the wheel one of the children's mother. she was she behind the wheel to have suv and she never saw the children playing when she backed up the vehicle crushing those kids.
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>> lady -- started the vehicle and backed up and five children were struck. the vehicle continued and lodged into the garage that is in the rear portion of that house. >> reporter: a very tragic situation and police are saying this could be an accident at this point. but just how far and how fast was this suv traveling when those kids were struck? we'll have that part of the story coming up at 6:30. back to you. >> thank you delia goncalves. she's reporting live outside children's hospital this morning. and an 18-year-old is in critical condition in montgomery county after being hit by a car. the driver took off. this happened yesterday afternoon along center hill street in wheaton. maryland. police say the man was walking home and he was only a block away from his home when he was hit. they're not sure ha led up to him being struck but they want to find the driver soon. thousands of people crowded into the washington convention center thursday to celebrate
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the legacy of chuck brown. d.c. council chairman kwame brown says brown gave many residents a sounds track to their lives. >> go go is like to washington, d.c. like jazz is to new orleans. like country music is to nashville, tennessee. like rap music is to new york city. but he's the godfather of go- go. >> council chairman brown also proposed is go-go hall of fame and a park in chuck brown's honor. the fight over the defense of marriage act or doma could be going to the supreme court now. thursday they found the act uninstitutional. you may -- unconstitutional. it does not allow same sex marriage couples to file joint tax returns and get benefits that other married federal workers get. president obama told federal attorneys to stop defending that law. well, here's a story that
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was just lighting up twitter yesterday. former president george w. bush and his wife laura at the white house unveiling their official portraits. it is not the artwork, it was the comedy routine put on by the former first couple. >> when the british burned the white house in 1814, dolly madison famously saved this portrait of the first george w.. [ laughter ] now myself. if anything happens -- there's your man. >> so funny. this elder president president bush was in attendance along with jenna and barbara and if you can see it tune in because it was a lot of fun. at 6:05 joy is watching your money and -- jessica doyle is watching your money and helping you save some of it.
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>> oh fantastic i was going to say this is the time of year people are booking their vacations. summer vacation season upon for us and that means staying in a hotel for lot of folks but you will want to budget more mike this year. we're going to look at the numbers here. spr says the average price for a hotel stay expected to jump 4% this summer. the average room rate $107 but you can double triple and even quadruple that rate and really expensive cities. one way is to cut down on all the extra fees. just like the airline industry, hotels are looking for ways to raise revenue and adding fees and service charges as one way they're doing just that. here's someways to beat the ways. educate yourself. before you book and for a list of things the hotel charges for. for example the rates for self- parking versus valet parking. these rates can be really high and then ask to have these fees waived as a condition of booking the room. consider staying in an independent hotel or a b and b.
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privately owned properties often compete with the big guys on price so you're not going to be charged for things like parking. find some alternatives. website hotelchatter says the average rate for wi-fi is $14 a day nowadays, now of course the $2 cup of coffee at a local coffee shop that's cheaper for a quick surf of the web. look before you tip. for example some hotels already include gratuity for housekeeping services. and bring your own website moneytalksnews suggests you bring your own beach towels because some hotels are actually charging for them now. same goes for snacks avoid the mini bar fees. never good when the kids move into the room and they immediately head to the mini bar and start getting out snickers bars. >> to keep cool? >> not so happy about that. >> you have to bring an accountant to go on vacation these days. >> i hate nickel and diming kind of stuff. i kind of say charge me a
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little bit more so i don't have to worry about that kind overstuffed. >> they count on that. they we've it in. >> the parking fees -- the parking fees drive me crazy. time for commuter alert. trackwork will affect all fivelines this weekend and it all begins tonight at 10:00 and goes through sunday night. >> we call it the love train. on the orange line no service between east and west falls church stations. shuttle busts are going to get you around that. >> there's also plenty of single tracking on the blue line. crews are working in two sections from madison road to stadium armory from braddock road to van dorn street. they will cost you 15 minutes. >> two trouble spots on the red line from forest glen to takoma between van nest and friendship heights 20 minutes for that trip. >> on the green line single tracking occurs between greenbelt and college park. anyone going on to greenbelt should tack on another 15 minutes.
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>> finally the yellow line, single tagging there between huntington and braddock road. and yellow line trains will only go as far north to mount vernon square. you will have to switch to the orange line if you want to go any further.
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we could see a couple of
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showers or storms this morning but the bigger angst is going to be this afternoon. -- action is going to be this afternoon. look for highs in the low to possibly nid 80s. thank you howard. a live look at the beltway south of town and alexandria. no issues to report here at eisenhower avenue. between springfield and the wilson bridge all lanes are open. coming up in my next report, another look at area roads. thank you monika. is this another instance of the government playing big brother or trying to get us healthier? >> new york city mayor bloomberg wants the pan the sail of -- to ban the sale of sugary drinks more than 16 ounces. >> peggy fox reports. >> reporter: you might think coca-cola is as american as apple pie but diet and nutrition coach dominic hoffman says the sugar in it is killing us. >> this sugar is going to the opiates in the brain which stimulates appetite and increasing the craving for
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sugar. >> the 20-ounce bottle has 7800- milligrams of sugar. >> that's by drinking one of these. >> reporter: that's about a third of a cup of sugar in one bottle. >> you're getting calories without getting nutrition and the stomach is still empty. >> reporter: she wholeheartedly plans to support to -- supports the plan to ban supersized sodas from places. selling any cup or bottle of a sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces would be illegal. hoffman thinks the been should be nationwide. >> i consider it cancer in a bottle. >> cancer in a bottle. >> because it increases the acidity in the body which is a breeding ground for cancer and other diseases. >> reporter: some agree, some don't. >> i think it's a good idea. i think it's a start. >> we're definitely in favor of the nonsoda but i'm not sure that i believe that that's government's place to make those kind of decisions for consider for -- for families. >> i think banning soft drinks
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is crazy. i think it's an overstep -- like a gross overstep from the government. >> i don't buy it. i don't drink it. i don't like it. but i think people should be able to drink whatever they want. this is america. >> that was peggy fox reporting. now here's a little sugar comparison for you. a regular coke has 3.25 grams of sugar for each ounce. that's the same amount in red bull. tropicana's no pulp orange juice has 2.75 grams of sugar per ounce. mcdonald's sweet tea has -- that's before you even add in any sugar again they're not banning sodas. just the size that you can get at any one time. >> you can still get two. >> if that's what you want to do. do it. 6:14. here's a check of the other stories this morning. good morning. john edwards says he did to
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plenty of awful things but nothing illegal. the jury in his fraud case acquitted him on one charge. and then the judge declared is mistrial on the others. edwards has been acowboysed of using campaign donor money to hide his pregnant mistress. 26 bus operations are shut down deemed hazardous by the federal government. one of them is called new century. it has a location in chinatown. the government shutdown the operations to prevent deadly crashes. it is the biggest crackdown in d. o. t. history. okay, airplane geeks cool day for you coming up. first passenger flight of the new boeing 747-8 big plane will hand at dulles -- land at dulles airport today. it is scheduled to land at 12:45 this afternoon. that's before the bad weather really moves in. that's good to know. >> yeah, 12:45 should be okay. if it it was 4:45 i'd be more concerned because the late afternoon, evening into the first part of tonight some rough, rough storms around here and please stay up on the weather. topper and anny will be in
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afternoon and get you set this morning with what to expect. the bus stop forecast because there are some isolated showers out there and maybe even a rumble of thunder but now confined to calvert, st. mary's counties. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s this morning. sun came up a while ago at 5:45. a couple of peeks of sun here or there midday but the more sun we see the stronger the storms will be and anytime after 2:00, 3:00 well then scattered showers and storms pretty likely here with a high about 83,84 and 8:00 p.m. temperature 75. nats have a home game tonight with the braves. that could be -- that could be tough to get in. i think delays at least looking at the models -- let's start with the radar this morning. some light showers this morning a lot of activity out to the west on live doppler 9000 hd this morning, we've got some lighter shores here northern fauquier county almost up to winchester, west side of the
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metro seeing some sprinkles but south and east of town especially across areas like lower prince george's county and eastern prince william, baden and coming to calvert county. not quite to plum point yet but it will be tracking up to you. shady side also and delia this in the next 30, 45 minutes as it exits as well. and you'll notice even into clinton and brandy wine couple of sprinkles heeded your direction. temperatures the morning 67s to low 70s. 66 in college park at 65 in crofton. cloudy outside here in washington. on the michael & son weather camera. with 72 degrees. light southeast winds and humidity high at 84%. we'll see the first batch of showers move north and not do too much this morning. lunchtime is okay. watch what happens in the middle of the afternoon though the evening hours the storms and showers pop and a strong line of storms coming through
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here about 8:00, 9:00, 10:00 tonight. so really stay up on the weather this afternoon. severe weather alert day 83. tonight we dip into the 50s and 60s and it will be much quieter after about 11:00, 12:00. 76 tomorrow. not bad. sunday, perhaps a few more clouds and 79 degrees. i think a stray shower will hold off until monday. 78 with a better chance of showers tuesday, tuesday night into wednesday morning. now to monika now. 6:18 and volumes building? you know not too bad right now. and volumes are building which i think is a good thing. head out to work a little early and head back home a little early with the severe weather coming in and right now the beltway looks great. even north of town on the outer loop not seeing much to worry about leaving college park into silver spring. a live look here on the north side of town and here's what it looks like southbound 270 coming into clarksburg at route 121. volumes still very light heading to down to the point where the lanes divide. this time it is downtown, all the potomac and anacostia river crossings are fine. no problems to report on 395
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past the pentagon to the 14th street bridge. into downtown a water main break yesterday here at dupont circle and still affecting connecticut avenue and n street and 18th street in and around dupont circle. so watch out for those closures throughout the day. coming up in my next report, we'll take another look at area roads at 6:25. back to you. thank you monika. we'll see you in a little bit. coming you up next if sports the -- up next in sports the nationals begin a big series at home tonight. >> also some scary moments for the triple crown threat i'll have another. >> before we get to that though, another check of the question of the morning -- >> our facebook friend ed says -- >> we won't tell the irs. leave your guess on our facebook page and find out if you're correct at 6:54.
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welcome back. 6:22. your weather first on this severe weather alert day. concerns for the afternoon and
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this evening for strong to severe thunderstorms, this morning a few light sprinkles in and around the metro area although out to the east and southeast across parts of calvert, st. mary's council some heavier showers and live on live doppler 9000 hd. tracking to anne arundel right now. southern anne arundel. we are looking at a couple of showers this morning. not too bad midday. but this afternoon, anytime after 2:00, 3:00 some strong thunderstorms will be possible with highs into the low 80s. mike and andrea. thank you howard. if the weather holds the nationals will start a three game series with the braves at home tonight. remember the nats swept atlanta. swept the braves in atlanta last weekend. >> the team says there's an outside possibility michael morse will return tonight. this week with single a potomac he was 3-9 with one double. in the nba the spurs' 20 game-winning streak is over. d.c. area native kevin durant was dominant last night. oklahoma city topped san antonio 102-82. a pretty big win there. spurs still lead the series 2- 1. game four tomorrow night.
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we are still one week away from the belmont stakes. the race will decide if i'll have another becomes the first triple crown winner since 1978. but there was some drama at belmont thursday. a horse came loose and was just inches away from slamming into i'll have another. with the speed the other horse was going, it would not have been a good ending. >> i thought i was going to have to have my brown pants on after the horse got dumped the rider and ran and just barely missed i'll have another. and our rider. so that was a little stressful. >> a lot stressful. because of the incident belmont announced starting today there will be a 15 minute training window for belmont stakes racers only. again the race will be saturday june 9th. >> fingers crossed. it would be fun to see that happen. >> triple crown winner. still ahead, here's a role reversal for you. the airlines are complaining fees they have to pay. >> no. plus see the winning moment
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from the year's national spelling bow and learn what -- bee and learn what the word means. >> let's check on the commute. monika? >> it's going to slow down on the northbound side of i-95 here in springfield. normal for this time of the morning, no lanes blocked right now as you head out to 395 and the 14th street bridge. coming up in my next report, another look at maryland roads this time at 6:30. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. the wheat in every mini-wheat has gotta be just right.
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day. here's the live look at the patuxent river in st. mary's county. 68 degrees there right now. some showers moving through southern maryland right now but the big problems are coming this afternoon. >> thank you for starting your friday with us. i'm andrea roane. >> and i'm mike hydeck, meteorologist howard bernstein is live on the weather terrace. >> good morning mike. good morning everybody. i've got the umbrella with me although it's closed. out in calvert, st. mary's charles county. some heavier showers out of virginia earlier and that's gain it can case for another couple of hours, but the bigger concern is for the afternoon, this evening and for the first part of tonight. here's a look at the day planner really think we'll be okay through at least the middle of the day. a light shower this morning. 80 at noon and then low 89s for highs. but boy the afternoon commute could be really difficult there. you notice national on the hour at 6:00 a.m. reporting a few light sprinkles. one area of rain coming over virginia but it's very, very light. showers and storms to the west and they're in the as strong as
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they're going to be later when we get into the maximum heating of the day. we zoom in on the dopplers and you'll see this area of light rain that's been pushing through with some heavier showers south and east now into northern calvert county almost in towards southern anne arundel. right over the poeticsen river right now. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. winds aren't too strong but to 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 things are going to get much, much more activity and we'll likely have some sort of weather watches posted later. topper and anny will have you posted this afternoon and this evening. covering the traffic this morning is the one and only monika samtani. north of lounge on the outer loop, the -- town on the outer loop, the right side of the screen is at university boulevard and you have that slow traffic coming around from th95 interchange. off and on just like this into silver spring. all lanes are open thankfully. to the maps now as you saw the north side of town is fine. but on the south sides of town we've got a bet of a delay.
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and that's because of construction on the inner loop of the beltway or in preparation for that. a live look south of town at the wilson bridge and you can see that slow traffic as crews are preparing for that weekend construction. we've been telling you about in our commuters alerts on the outer loop closer -- inner loop closer to telegraph road. keep that in mind for the travel plans, not used to that the time of the morning. back to the maps this time to the west sides of town. looking good on the dulles toll road and 66. just the normal show stuff going to centreville and route 50 to 123. another live look outside right now. here's what it looks like down in dupont circling. connecticut avenue all affected by a water main break from yesterday. expect to find lane closures in and around the area. coming up in my next report, at 6:434, we'll go to the north side of town. back to you guys. see you then monika. for "cbs this morning," it's london calling. erica hill is across the pond. >> our royal correspondent joins us live from london the
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morning as everyone gets ready for the queen's diamond jubilee. good morning erica. >> reporter: andrea and mike, good morning to you. as you can see the palace just behind me and we actually were just sort of -- i guess in the middle of the changing of the guards. some great stuff happening behind us and we have four days of celebrations for the queen's diamond jubilee. quite a milestone. among the events a 1,000 boat flotilla on the river and all- star concert that's going to happen right behind us. magnus is going to be performing which i'm very excited about. millions of folks preparing for what is set to be an unprecedented party. all the inside scoop including a look at the security because this is the biggest royal security operation in history. we'll take a look back as well at the queen's 60 years on the throne. special coverage at 7:00 and we'll see you then.
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>> all right erica. a good real live test run for the olympics in another few weeks too. outragics situation here at home. -- a tragic situation here at home. five children run other by an you have -- over by an suv in prince george's county. >> the five children were rushed to children's national medical center and that's where delia goncalves is live this morning. >> reporter: the children's injuries range from serious to critical and the driver behind the wheel of the suv one of the victim's mother. 9news now obtained cell phone video taken from the scene of the victims just minutes after last night's crash. police say the boys and girls range in ages from 11 to just 1.5 years olds. there were playing in the driveway we're told just before 9:00 p.m. when the mom who tells police
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she never saw the children backed up that vehicle. >> really is no more than a total distance, 75 to 100 feet. i don't believe she's the mother of all the children. >> reporter: now police are not sure just how fast she was traveling but it was a very short distance and they don't believe she was traveling too fast. they do believe just a very tragic accident. again the children all here at the hospital and injuryings ranging from serious to critical. mike, andrea back to you. >> thank you delia goncalves with that update live outside children's hospital this morning. we could learn later today the identity of human remains found in the freezer in harford county, maryland. this is a really disgusting and sad story. 21-year-old alexander kinyua admits to eating his dead friend's brain and heart. authorities say kinyua quickly confessed but just couldn't explain why he killed the man. the neighbors are shocked. >> it's horrible.
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we cannot believe what has taken place. we see the family coming and going. they've always seemed like really good people. i mean, they are good people so we can't believe what's happened. >> kinyua remains behind bars charged with first degree murder. still 18 months away from virginia voters picking a new governor but a candidate from the 2009 race is considering running once again. the "washington post" is reporting democrat mcauliffe has nearly 400 party activists supporting is candidacy for him. the post says he is telling supportest he's going to do it. he lost the democratic primary back in 2009. it is 6:35. jessica doyle is watching your money and your jobs. >> jobs, jobs joshes, the numbers are coming out today. >> don't expect a huge amount of good news in the report. of course all eyes will be on the government's latest unemployment report due out at 8:30 this morning. amists expect the hay -- analysts expect the unemployment rate held steady.
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now while that growth in payrolls would be better than the previous couple of months, it would be still well below the winter's pace of 252,000 jobs each month. economists predict the report today will show the private sector grow by about 160 tow jobs but the government lost over 10,000. the airlines keep adding fees to our tickets but they warn in congress don't raise fees on the major carriers through higher taxes. it comes after senate appropriations sub committee voted a week and a half ago to double the security fee on plane tickets to $5. the higher fees strongly opposed in house. at "usa today" they report the airline industry is arguing that transportation and tourism are just too important to the u.s. economy to be hamstrung with higher taxes and more regulations. piece salt hut is taking on subway with a new menu offering, it's a baked sandwich. the pizzalo is a sub but the fixings are baked inside.
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three flavors, steak, meat trio and buffalo chicken and two dipping sauces. marinara or ranch. you can pay $5 for two but the price subway of course is charging for a single sub. pizza hut will also roll out a big marketing effort starting on sunday. so we'll probably be seeing this everywhere pretty soon. >> i'm ready. >> just don't tell me the calories. >> i don't want to know. well, now to the sweet smell of strict -- spell of victory. >> guetapens. g. u. e. t. a. p. e. n. s.. guetapens. [ applause ] >> yep. the smile says it and the applause. the winning word for snigdha nandipati, she's the champion from this year's national spelling bee at the harbor. the 14-year-old from san diego knew how to spell the word which means ambush, snare or
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trap. she's even seen it before. she's the fifth consecutive indian american winner at the bee. >> i just love watching the spelling bee. congratulations to her. that's great. okay tonight -- now, 6:38 the convoy of hope rolls into frederick, maryland tomorrow. coming up in nine minutes what that and and how you can help out in just a minute. >> also howard says it's calm out there right now but we could get slammed by severe weather this afternoon. he'll lay out the timeline for us when 9news now returns. when it comes to gardening, we're, well, inexperienced.
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40 miles an hour approaching and passing urbanna you see all the red here. but actually that's not too bad for this time of the morning. heading south on 270 all lanes are open in fact a live look right now on that side of town. once you get to 121 you're fine as you can see heading southbound toward jermantown and rockville. back to the maps this time over to 395 inside the beltway. and 66. running at the speed limit. that's good news for you folks heading for the downtown area. now let's take a look at the south side on the inner loop of the beltway approaching and passing the wilson bridge. the slow traffic unusual for in time of the morning -- the time of the morning heading to telegraph road. they've narrowed the road so keep that in mind for the travel plans. coming up in my next report, at 6:58 a look at the big picture. back to you guys. thank you monika. a live look now at the washington monument hazy skies. we have temperatures in the 70s. quiet for the most part a few sprinkles here and there according to howard. he was telling us a while ago but the big news is going to be this afternoon.
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>> we have a severe weather alert day and really concerned the storms we're going to get mike will have some hail and maybe some wind gusts over 58, 60 miles per hour. that's what defines a severe storm and even isolated tornadoes in spots. pennsylvania down into the carolinas and includes the entire region. here's the bus stop forecast, no real problems this morning other than an isolated sprinkle. maybe a heavier shower there in the southern anne arundel county right now. temperatures in the 60s and low 70s and sun came up on air hog. it will set tonight at 8:25 with cloudy skies this morning. couple of sunny breaks through the 70s. we get to midday, we're still okay i believe in most areas. 82. but into the middle of the afternoon this is where things start to break down. the heat, the humidity, we're going to pop some severe thunderstorms here by 3:00ing maybe earlier south and west. 83 degrees that will be close to the high for the day. breezy too. with southeast winds at 10 to 20. and by 5:00, the evening commute could be nasty in spots with potentially some strong
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thunderstorms. this morning the moisture coming in from virginia across d.c. but south and east of town live doppler 9000 hd, we're looking at it and the very light sprinkles up in montgomery and loudoun county and fairfax county but areas now in southern maryland to the east coming out of north beach up to dl, this is going to shadyside. some more moderate downpours there. and even in toward upper marlboro some loiter rain showers back into areas in southeast prince george's county. much more active later. the temperatures low 70s here in town with 67 in fredericksburg and 66 in winchester and luray. cumberland in the upper 50s this morning with easton at 64 and as we look outside on michael & son weather camera, plenty of clouds out there over the capitol here. some light sprinkles at 6:00 a.m. but it's been dry here in northwest and 72. a light south southeast wind at about 6 miles an hour. the showers the morning. not really doing much. midday we're okay. watch what happens as we go through the afternoon into the
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evening hours. now the showers and storms pop area-wide. 6:00 p.m. some strong to severe storms in spots. this line really firms up about 8:45, 9:00 coming through the area. this could be the strongest area of weather we're going to see. that will start to pull away as we get past midnight for sure and tomorrow the sun returns early. so we're actually looking pretty good for the weekend. got any plants outside, maybe the -- i'll see you there. looks fine. 83 degrees. thunderstorms this afternoon. severe weather alert day. hail, damaging winds and potentially isolated tornadoes not out of the question. 50s and 60s tonight and we're going to start to clear after midnight. 76 tomorrow very niece. sunday 79 and another decent day. slight chance of a shower with monday and tuesday and even sunday there's a slight chance but i'm going to keep it out of the forecast. temperatures holding in the 70s with the better chance soft showers -- of showers later tuesday into early wednesday. andrea? >> thank you howard.
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that's because the convoy of hope rolls into frederick, maryland tomorrow. jeff neal is with the national breast cancer foundation a partner of the convoy of hope. jeff; thank you for joining us. you saw the forecast and you were going to happen rain or shine. you are part of a 50 state tour. talk about the mission of the national breast cancer foundation. >> the national breast cancer foundation -- our mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for women in need. in the wake of the country's financial crisis, millions of people across the united states are in need of two things desperately. they need help for today, and hope for tomorrow. and our partnership with convoy of hope is to do just that. over 70% of the women that attend convoy of hope outreaches are single mothers. and they're desperate need of help and they're incredibly
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vulnerable. much manufacture vulnerable are their children. >> exactly because they usually think about i need to put food on the table and find a job. when it comes to their own health they put that on the backburner. >> absolutely. >> we were talking about the convoy of hope and buddy check 9 is about that. you say you can do that but you have to form late a plan. that lays out how you can take charge. tell us more about that. >> 70% of all breast cancers found are found through breast self-exams and that's one of the things we're begin to be doing at the -- going to be doing at the convoy of hope event. everything from vocational services and professional resume writing and 35,000-pound of free groceries will be given away. we will provide breast self- exam education, training for that as well as materials for that. we're giving away a very beautiful planner to a number of guests. and this has all the information that a woman would need to do that.
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and you know, our goal is to save lives and to restore honor and dignity to women. >> we have seen the difference it makes with our colleague j.c. hayward. talk about the early detection and survival rates. >> early detection, the survival rate the cancer is detected early, breast cancer, is 98%. it's amazing and it's staggering. with 70% of diagnosis coming through self-check it's vital we understand how to do it. when to do it. >> jeff neal. thank you very much for being here. it's going to be a beautiful day. no excuse for you not being there. if you'd like to learn more about the national breast cancer foundation or the convoy of hope, we have information on our website. just look at wusa9.com. jess? thanks andrea. what a fantastic event. in the meantime we've been combing through the day's daily deals emails and retailer websites to find you some deep discounts. and here's some of my favorites, ladies, the heels
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are high, the prices are not. target's daily deal, five different colors of platform pumps, today $22.49. that's a 25% discount plus free shipping. go to the restaurant of the celebrity chef with the fixed price deal. gilt city d.c. teamed with mike isabella and pay $25 and get lunch. this includes any three specially selected food and beverage items. i got to vouch for the pepperoni sauce people. it is amazing. from the meals to the movies, date night has gotten a lot cheaper. use a visa signature card on fandango and buy one, get one free. little bonus deal, it's national doughnut day. yeah, krispy kreme a free doughnut if you visit any of the locations nationwide. if you have an offer you've seen or if you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook. a check of the news before you
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welcome back. 6:54. severe weather alert day. a few showers around this morning. but the real concern is going to be later on by mid-afternoon into the evening hours we could have strong to severe thunderstorms and damaging winds gusts and hail and even isolated tornadoes, highs today between 80 and 85. here's a check of the news before you go. five children in the hospital this morning after being hit by an suv. in prince george's county last night. the driver is one of the children's mom. police say she accidentally backed over the children in front of her home on hannon street in lewis dale. a federal court judge says imprisoned former d.c. councilman harry thomas jeff will have to repay the city
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$353,000. the judge decided not to require thomas to repay another $90,000 that he also took from city coffers. stay away from the inner loop. starting tonight at 8:00 the through lanes will be closed. the exits of per,ing avenue and telegraph road will be closed. the inner loop will be back to normal monday morning. it is 6:55. we reveal the answer to our question of the morning and it was one more time -- >> and the answer is 150 arguments every year over the family dog. a.. >> one more check on traffic and weather right here on 9news now. stay with us.
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well, we've got a few showers now but the severe weather alert day is for this afternoon and this evening with strong to severe storms likely with highs in the low 80s. weekend looks pretty good. monika? we're going to take a look into the downtown area. where there's police investigation closing pennsylvania avenue between 12th and 15th. and down at the wilson bridge watch out for delays over the weekend because of construction. sky 9 an accident on 95 here at i-195. with delays. "cbs this morning" is next, charlie rose is in washington talking with mitt romney and of course we know erica is in london. >> howard and i will be back in 25 minutes with another live update on traffic and severe weather. >> stay up on the severe weather this afternoon at wusa9.com or download the free app with your iphone and android. and of course topper and anny will keep you covered all day long. have a great weekend, we'

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